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The Neoproterozoic to Mid-Devonian evolution of Scotland: a review and unresolved issues

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The Neoproterozoic to Mid-Devonian evolution of Scotland: a review and unresolved issues. / Dewey, J. F.; Dalziel, I. W. D.; Reavy, R. J.; Strachan, R. A.

In: Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol. 51, No. 1, 01.05.2015, p. 5-30.

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Dewey, JF, Dalziel, IWD, Reavy, RJ & Strachan, RA 2015, 'The Neoproterozoic to Mid-Devonian evolution of Scotland: a review and unresolved issues', Scottish Journal of Geology, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 5-30. https://doi.org/10.1144/sjg2014-007

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Dewey, J. F., Dalziel, I. W. D., Reavy, R. J., & Strachan, R. A. (2015). The Neoproterozoic to Mid-Devonian evolution of Scotland: a review and unresolved issues. Scottish Journal of Geology, 51(1), 5-30. https://doi.org/10.1144/sjg2014-007

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Dewey, J. F. ; Dalziel, I. W. D. ; Reavy, R. J. ; Strachan, R. A. / The Neoproterozoic to Mid-Devonian evolution of Scotland: a review and unresolved issues. In: Scottish Journal of Geology. 2015 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 5-30.

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